eating disorder

  • Eating disorders are a group of conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual’s physical and emotional health, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa being the most common
  • Any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits (such as anorexia nervosa)
  • a disorder of the normal eating routine
  • any psychological disorder characterized by abnormal eating habits


  • The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost
  • A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength
  • convalescence: gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
  • the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
  • The action of regaining or securing compensation or money lost or spent by means of a legal process or subsequent profits
  • return to an original state; “the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid”


  • A thing that represents or stands for something else, esp. a material object representing something abstract
  • A mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g., the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation
  • an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
  • The typographic character @, called the at sign or at symbol, is an abbreviation of the word at or the phrase at the rate of in accounting and commercial invoices (e.g. “7 widgets @ $2 = $14”). Its most common modern use is in e-mail addresses, where it stands for “located at”.
  • A shape or sign used to represent something such as an organization, e.g., a red cross or a Star of David
  • something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; “the eagle is a symbol of the United States”

eating disorder recovery symbol

bringing the issue to light

bringing the issue to light
I had tried many times to ask for help. Yet I could never speak up. At the last minute I would be too numb, too scared, too far gone. But 10 years of bulimia and anorexia were enough. Afraid I would lose my voice once again, I made a permanent promise to myself to say something. The infinity symbol represents each decision, harmful or healthy, leading into the next. And it was time to make healthy decisions. Three months after I got my tattoo, I entered treatment and began to share my story.

Recovery symbol

Recovery symbol
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